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Laurence Fox loses £10,000 deposit in London Mayor bid after getting 1.8% of vote

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Laurence Fox has misplaced his £10,000 deposit paid to run for London Mayor after getting simply 1.8% of the votes in the capital.

But the actor – who ran beneath his personal ‘Reclaim Party’ banner – did succeed in gaining extra votes (47,364) than oddball candidate Count Binface (24,775). The Lib Dems additionally misplaced their deposit with simply 4.4% of the votes.

Labour’s Sadiq Khan was re-elected as Mayor of London in a more in-depth contest than many had predicted.

Opinion polls had instructed his Conservative rival Shaun Bailey can be a distant second in the race for City Hall.

Mr Khan took 1,206,034 votes after second preferences had been taken into consideration, in comparison with Mr Bailey at 977,601.

It was introduced Mr Khan had gained a second time period at 11pm on Saturday, amid earlier options that the declaration can be delayed till Sunday.

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The end result might be a glimmer of hope to the Labour Party after it obtained a drubbing in native elections in England, dropping management of a bunch of councils and a humiliating defeat in the Hartlepool by-election.

Mr Khan was first elected mayor of the capital in 2016 in a landslide victory, breaking the Conservatives’ eight-year maintain on City Hall.

Sadiq Khan pledged to construct a “higher and brighter future” for the capital following the coronavirus pandemic in his victory speech from City Hall after being re-elected London mayor.

“I wish to say thanks from the underside of my coronary heart,” he mentioned.

“I’m deeply humbled by the belief Londoners have positioned in me to proceed main the best metropolis on earth.

“I promise to pressure each sinew, assist construct a greater and brighter future for London, after the darkish days of the pandemic and to create a greener, fairer and safer metropolis for all Londoners, to get the alternatives they should fulfil their potential.

“I’m proud to have gained an amazing mandate right now.”

Fox tweeted late on Saturday night: “Thank you a lot to the 47,634 of you who voted for me. I’m profoundly moved. Sleep properly”.

In a speech from City Hall after he was defeated in the competition to be the capital’s mayor, Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey mentioned Londoners had not “written him off”.

He mentioned: “As I went by way of these, for me what was two years of campaigning, one feeling felt acquainted to me, one problem had all the time felt the identical.

“And that was the sensation of being written off – by pollsters, by journalists, by fellow politicians.

“But it is no shock to me that Londoners did not write me off.”

Mr Khan was first elected mayor of the capital in 2016 in a landslide victory, breaking the Conservatives’ eight-year maintain on City Hall.